Just Engaged? 10 Things To Do Now That You’re Planning A Houston Wedding
Congratulations! You and your partner just got engaged. Now what? If you've been dreaming about taking the next step to get married, that's great news! But planning a wedding can be overwhelming. The good news is that there are plenty of resources out there to help guide you through the process. And today I'm going to share some of my tips for getting started after an engagement:
Post your engagement on social media.
Now that you’re engaged, it's time to let the world know! Posting your engagement on social media is a great way to share the news with friends and family. Tag your fiancé in the post so they get some extra love too.
Now that everyone knows about your engagement, why not take advantage of this moment and tell them why you are getting married? Why do you love each other? What do you see as challenges for your future together? Let people know what makes this relationship so special!
Maybe even ask for help from others who have been there before (and may still be). You want to make sure everything goes smoothly on the big day—you don't want an unexpected hiccup ruining everything!
Figure out a budget.
If you’re planning a wedding, the first step is to figure out your budget and how much money you want to spend. There are many different ways people choose to do this:
Set a date and then come up with some sort of budget based on that date
Find a venue that's within your desired budget range. Also, see what services are included in the venue's pricing.
Look at other weddings in your price range and see what they did (and didn’t do)
Pick a number that sounds good and work backwards from there
Once you have an idea of what your budget is, it’s time to start making lists! Assemble all the things that will be necessary for your big day—the venue, food & drink, entertainment—and then add any other items that might be important to you. Is cost an issue? Then consider having an intimate ceremony at home instead of going out for dinner afterward. Do you have children who will be in attendance? Then maybe it makes sense not only having them wear their best clothes but also hiring professional photographers so those memories aren't lost forever (or at least until Facebook becomes sentient).
Narrow down your Houston wedding venue options.
You want a venue that is big enough to accommodate your guest list, but small enough to feel intimate. Ideally, the space should have some kind of open concept so you can see what everyone is doing at any given time—which is especially important if you're planning on having a live band or other entertainment. You want a place where everyone will be able to hear each other and enjoy themselves.
The next step is making sure that this place fits with the rest of your vision for the day—in terms of both style and function. If you're looking for something modern or rustic, it's best not to book an old historic building if that's not what you're going for in general (not only will it clash with everything else about your wedding day; it may also make guests uncomfortable). And if there's no way around using an older building then try choosing one with modern amenities like air conditioning! There are lots of gorgeous historic buildings in Houston available now with great amenities like handicap access ramps and elevators so don't let location stop from finding exactly what works best for YOU!
Set your wedding date.
Choosing the right wedding date is important. If you're having a large wedding, it's best if the ceremony doesn't coincide with other events already on your family's calendar. You don't want to ask your parents or grandparents to plan two parties in one month, as that could be exhausting for them!
If you'd like some guidance on choosing the perfect time for your big day, take a look at these tips:
Consider how many people will be attending. Your guests may be traveling from far away and need enough notice to book their flights and accommodations. There are also those who have children in school who cannot make arrangements easily during certain periods of time (especially late spring and summer).
Don't choose a holiday weekend unless it's critical for your budget (and even then, be sure that everyone